Blue Bomber Report Record: 3–15–0

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On 2 Khan back in Blue for two more years

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There's no place like home for Winnipeg Blue Bomber centre Obby Khan.

After testing the CFL free-agent market for four days, Khan and the Bombers agreed on a new two-year deal Friday that will pay him, according to Sportsnet, in the neighbourhood of $130,000. As well, the club is also close to re-signing middle linebacker Joe Lobendahn.

"I believe that something is imminent," said Bomber assistant GM Ross Hodgkinson, prior to an official announcement. "We both worked long and hard and there's been give and take on both sides with the belief that something positive could come of this.

"Obby's been an integral part of our offensive line for the last two years. We want to get something done and we believe that we will."

Khan, 30, has spent the last five years in Winnipeg and lives here year round. His countless charity appearances have twice earned him the Ed Kotowich Good Guy Award.

Khan, who recovered from a serious bout with colitis in 2008, started 16 games for the Bombers in 2009 and all 18 last season. He is currently attending a family function in Pakistan.

-- Ed Tait

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 19, 2011 D2

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